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  1. News - World - SCIENCE

    What makes us tall? Quest for height genes takes a big step up

    Posted Oct 06th 2014, 09:58pm by Reuters

    ... the genetics of height has been a stretch for scientists. Researchers on Sunday unveiled what they called the biggest such study to date, analysing genome data from more than a quarter of a million people to identify nearly 700 genetic variants and more than 400 genome regions relating to height. How tall or short a person becomes is estimated to be 80 per cent genetic, with nutrition ...

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    Genetics play role in our desire to place a bet or invest, study shows

    Posted Jun 17th 2014, 09:47pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington Why the influence of genetics is a safe bet Want to make a bet? If so, the reason probably lies in your genes. A study of more than 200 people has shown that genetics plays a big role in how a person acts when it comes to betting and investing. The genes in question affect the role of dopamine, a chemical released in the brain that signals pleasure ...

  3. News - China - SCIENCE

    Genetically modified food is safe to eat, says China's agriculture minister

    Posted Mar 07th 2014, 03:29am by MANDY ZUO

    ... Mandy Zuo mandy.zuo@scmp.com Han Changfu's statement most public effort yet to dispel doubts on genetically modified produce No reason to fear GM food, farm minister says Agriculture Minister Han Changfu says there is no reason to fear genetically modified food and that he regularly eats it himself. The statement was the most public effort yet by a senior mainland official ...

  4. News - World - SCIENCE

    Genes of mother's ex-partner show up in young flies. As for humans …

    Posted Oct 02nd 2014, 11:25pm by WASHPOST

    ... The Washington Post Genes of mother's ex show up in young flies What if your genetic destiny wasn't written solely by your two biological parents, but also by your mother's ... the second male had provided the genetic material, the next generation of flies favoured the size of their mother's first mate. Although the genetic material of those first males hadn't ...

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    Cue a more scientific brew: coffee plant’s genome deciphered

    Posted Sep 05th 2014, 10:27pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Washington Revealed: the genetic secrets of coffee's kick If you prefer your genetic research to be rich, bold, flavourful, steaming hot and with a bit of a kick, try a mug full of this: scientists have deciphered the coffee genome and found genetic secrets that may make your cup of joy even better in the future. An international team of researchers on Thursday ...

  6. News - China - SCIENCE

    Controversy erupts over genetically modified rice study

    Posted Sep 06th 2012, 12:00am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... Stephen Chen binglin.chen@scmp.com Scientists deny involvement in using 68 primary-school pupils for American-led research of genetically modified grain strain Controversy over 'GM rice' study A controversy has erupted on the mainland over the ethics of using primary-school children in Hunan in a study of the nutritional value of a genetically modified (GM) rice strain. ...

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    You are most likely to choose a mate with similar DNA, scientist say

    Posted May 20th 2014, 09:20pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Washington People tend to choose as their mates those who have similar genetic blueprints, scientists say Maybe it's her DNA that really turns you on He leaves the toilet ... tend to choose spouses who have similar DNA, according to scientists who reported on Monday the results of a study exploring the genetic resemblance of married couples. The researchers examined ...

  8. News - World - SCIENCE

    DNA database unlocks map to genetic disease

    Posted Sep 06th 2012, 08:54am by Agence France-Presse in Chicago

    ... Agence France-Presse in Chicago A massive DNA database has generated a map of the genetic switches which impact everything from hair loss to cancer and opened the door to revolutionary ... genetic variants affect a person’s susceptibility to disease. It also exposed previously hidden connections between seemingly unrelated diseases such as asthma, lupus and multiple sclerosis which ...

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    Scientists rebuild genome of girl from 50,000 years ago

    Posted Sep 01st 2012, 12:00am by GDN

    ... The Guardian Scientists reconstitute Denisovan's entire genetic make-up using finger bone with high accuracy Genome of 500-century-old girl is rebuilt Scientists have rebuilt the entire genetic make-up of a girl who lived and died in a Siberian cave more than 50,000 years ago. The young woman belonged to a long extinct group of humans called Denisovans, their existence ...

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    Researchers create new rung on DNA ladder, offering hope of new drugs

    Posted May 08th 2014, 11:57pm by NYT

    ... first new rung on DNA ladder For billions of years, the DNA blueprints for life on earth have been written with just four genetic "letters"- A, T, G and C. On Wednesday, scientists ... molecules into the genome of an Escherichia coli bacterium, which survived and passed on the new genetic material to its offspring. In addition to the naturally occurring nucleotides adenine, ...




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